Call him Slowhand, call him God, or merely call him one of the most vital guitar advocates of the past 50 years, but do not call Eric Clapton uninspired. Since 2000, the blues breaker has put out eight full-lengths (of varying quality) paying tribute to the guitar innovators who get him going. Now he’s continuing his tradition of paying it forward by spotlighting other six-string talents at his Crossroads Guitar Festival. Performers tonight and tomorrow include icons like B.B. King and Albert Lee, young bucks like Gary Clark Jr., Clapton’s contemporaries like Jeff Beck and many more.
Fri., April 12, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 13, 7:30 p.m., 2013